We are based in Milwaukee, WI and committed to honoring WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans.
Flight days are fun for everyone! Check out our upcoming flight dates.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
For sponsorship information, contact Diane at Diane.ekstrand@starsandstripes
Who Can Participate?
We currently accept applications for WWII, Korea, Vietnam and terminally ill veterans from other wars. Veterans are placed on our waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
We have pledged to honor each and every WWII, Korean, and Vietnam war hero before it is too late. Help us to find these veterans and reward them with a day planned just for them. This is our mission and our duty. Help Honor Flight fly our heroes!
“Somewhere along in the process of guardian training, someone noted that this was a life-changing experience. I’d argue with anyone that was an understatement. As a former EMT of 10 years and current active firefighter, I think I’ve experienced more than most people, both positive and negative, people at their best, people at their worst. This flight humbled me in ways I cannot even begin to place into words. It changed me in ways I cannot even begin to describe…Spending the day with my father on this flight was something neither of us will ever forget. Having the opportunity to honor him and the other veterans, to interact and hear the stories, to be part of their experience in Washington was beyond life-changing. These two words seem so completely inadequate, but thank you.”
– Bill, Sept. 15, 2012 Guardian
“My Dad was overwhelmed and totally happy. It was like a playground for these very special veterans. A playground filled with all of their special friends that shared the common “secret” that only they knew…what it was like to live through those times and those events. They came together with an instant familiarity that allowed them to “fast backward” to the war and all that it meant to them. They were relating on a visceral level. It was beyond description to witness and play a small part in it.”
— Pam, Nashotah
“This whole day changed my life… the people who organize and work behind the scenes are selfless and amazing, and the camaraderie amongst the other veterans is like coming home!!! We were absolutely blown away by the reception we received at the airport, and the recognition that was missing 47 years ago, was replaced by cheering and hugs and kisses! People do care about the veterans, and it was so humbling… Thank You SSHF!!!”
— Art Kallie
“This was such a great experience. My dad had a wonderful trip full of great memories. It was an honor to welcome home all the veterans.”
— Deborah Martinez